Assess the stock of Northeast Atlantic mackerel by swept area trawl survey method (International Ecosystem Summer Survey in the Nordic Seas, IESSNS) in July 2014. Three parties (Iceland, Faroes and Norway) with four vessels (one research vessel and three commercial trawlers) take part in the survey, coordinated by the Working Group of International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS) in ICES. The aim is to use the results in the assessment of mackerel by the Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (Blue Whiting, NEA Mackerel, horse mackerel, and Norwegian spring spawning Herring) [WGWIDE] in August 2014.
Hoegni H Debes (Faroe Marine Research Institute)
International Ecosystem Summer Survey in the Nordic Seas (IESSNS)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Norwegian Sea North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Seas around Faroe Islands. 57 00N - 67 00N, 02 00E - 14 00W